Highlight denotes Black author or source | Highly recommended ︎


Archival projects, newsletters, blogs, social media accounts, etc.

  • Afropop Worldwide: Radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the diaspora.

  • AMAKA: Digital media publisher highlighting  stories of women from Africa and the diaspora.

  • Ashram Tapes: Highlighting the devotional music of Alice ‘Swamini Turiyasangitananda’ Coltrane.

  • Blackpast: Documenting the history of African America and the African diaspora.

  • CABBAGES: Gary Suarez’s hip-hop newsletter.

  • CASTLE OF OUR SKINS: A concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. See their blog for features on “unsung and celebrated figures of past and present.”

  • Dust-to-Digital: Record company documenting the history of American popular music, including historical recordings of blues, gospel, and country music.

  • Gran Varones: A digital project that highlights LGBTQ pop culture history and community storytelling through a Black/Latinx lens by Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca.

  • JazzMF: Michael Fitzgerald’s Jazz research site.

  • Music Journalism History: Don Armstrong’s blog documenting “the writers and magazines that shaped American pop music.”

  • The Nelson George Mixtape: Author, critic and filmmaker Nelson George’s newsletter on “Black music, Black culture and America.”

  • New Books Network:  A consortium of author-interview podcast channels introducing new books by scholars and other serious writers.

  • Ongoing History of Protest Music Online archival project of the artists, songs, and albums that have made considerable contributions to the historical development of protest music.

  • Open Letter to Music Journalists & Editors by Christine Kakaire.